Don't miss the return season of Ninefold’s supernatural thriller.
"The production is wonderfully moody, with Liam O’Keefe’s lights and Melanie Herbert’s music providing a waking nightmare in which the action takes place. Director Shy Magsalin’s work with the ensemble is intricate and dynamic, not always elegant, but certainly very exciting at moments of high energy and sheer terror."
review by Suzy Wong, Suzy Goes Sees
'Wyrd: The Season of The Witch' draws on the tropes of urban legend to rework Shakespeare’s Scottish Play into a striking new narrative that follows the rise and fall of a powerful warrior identified only as ‘Our Lady.’ Her insatiable ambition makes her a target for the malevolent Wyrd Sisters who have their own designs for the infamous Scottish noble. The high energy and tightly choreographed performance will feature Shakespeare’s Macb*th cut, reordered and stitched back together with toe-tapping 50s pop songs, powerful choral speaking and high energy movement. 'Wyrd' is a truly unexpected performance of the Bard’s ‘unlucky’ play.
Dates: Wed 31st October to Sat 3rd November
Venue: PACT, 107 Railway Pde Erskineville
Price: $33* full/ $25 concession
* 'Wyrd' has a total lock out and latecomers will not be permitted to enter the theatre once the performance has started. Audiences are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time.
As a collaborative and artist-led company, Ninefold’s 'Wyrd' has been envisioned, devised and created by its members.
DIRECTION: Shy Magsalin
PERFORMING & DEVISING: Aslam Abdus-samad, Erica J Brennan, Jessica Dalton, Victoria Greiner, Matthew L Heys, Melissa Hume, Gideon Payten-Griffiths, Shane Russon, Brigid Vidler, Tabitha Woo, Paul Musumeci, Luke Yager and Stella Ye
LIGHTING DESIGN: Liam O’Keefe
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Victor Kalka
SOUND COMPOSITION: Melanie Herbert
DRAMATURGY: Kathryn Roberts Parker
Ninefold is a Sydney-based theatre ensemble and one of PACT's resident companies for 2018-19. Founded by Shy Magsalin, the company was formed to investigate highly rigorous and disciplined ensemble performance-making. In 2016 they created their award-winning ‘Tragedy of Antigone' (Best Production, Best Lead Female Actor: Erica Brennan, Best Direction: Shy Magsalin The Buzz from Sydney) and presented the site-specific Tri-Becket at Don Bank Museum in North Sydney.
The performing ensemble train in the Suzuki Method of Actor Training, a highly rigorous discipline designed to develop a highly articulate body capable of expressing and communicating with power and precision.
The Ninefold ensemble is an atPACT Resident Company.
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